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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hypnotized

With my marathon 2 days away, have I decided now to get hypnotized?  Nah…..I’m the ultimate skeptic.  But Bella, she’s another story….

I’m pretty sure Bella has wonder powers, as she is trying desperately to hypnotize me into getting her some tasty puppy treats.  And I'm feeling guilty.  But let’s back up a day... 


Yesterday was a disaster.  It was one of those chaotic and frenzied days, where nothing seemed to go right.  It’s those days that I try really hard not to succumb to the “OK, what’s going to go wrong now” theme.   I was doing OK, but then I jammed my heel as I closed the door (owwwiee!) and whacked my knee while moving a chair (are you kidding me!).  Yep, 2 days pre-marathon…..right on schedule.  My friends have threatened to wrap me in protective bubble wrap, but I think I’ll be OK naked (sans-bubble wrap, that is).  And so, with all of that said, I was a cranky, raving lunatic yesterday.  And Bella was in the way.  Big time.

I adore my dog.  But yesterday, she was a complete NUDGE.  No matter how much I played with her or took her for walks (even a run), she was pacified for about 2.3 minutes.  Then the whining would begin again in earnest.  I think she was annoyed that I went into work yesterday, instead of my normal work-from-home day I’ve been blessed with.  She had me for the 2nd half of the day, as I returned home after the meeting I went into the office for in the first place.  But apparently, I disrupted her routine.  And she let me know it.

Today was a better day.  Although I was at work all day and she of course slept a good part of it, I took her for a nice walk in the cold, raw rain (paying my penance) immediately upon returning home.  Then her sister came over, so Bella and Bauer got to play like only littermates can play.  Now?  Now I give you the picture I posted above.  What you can’t hear is the whining that is her way of saying, “Treats, mama....I need treats!”, followed by "Come on, let's go out and play!"  Because of course, she doesn’t care that it’s cold, rainy, and now, dark outside. 

Maybe it’s time for me to re-read my own post and remember to be 10 again…. After all, I kinda owe Bella.

17 comments:

  1. Good luck at Cape Cod & have fun out there!! :)

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  2. I love the laser eyes! It freaks my 4 year old out so much when we get a picture like that of the dogs! I love that Bella's sis lives across the street (and that you compare vet bills)! That is so fun. I am also glad today was better and be careful out there with the bumps and bruises.

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  3. Why do dogs get "green eye" and people get "red eye"? One of those little mysteries...

    I think Bella's pretty adorable. I've been having some serious dog envy lately. And I think you both will feel better after your big race!

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  4. Very interesting question about the red eye vs. green eye. I agree, I think the universe will be a lot less crazy post-race :)

    And yes, I'm glad today was better - for everyone around me!

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  5. Your dog's eyes are letting you know she means business!!! :)

    Good luck in the race this weekend....and have an absolute blast!

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  6. Hey Jill, thanks for following! Yes, Bella sure means business when it comes to a) treats, and b) playing.

    Thanks for the race wishes - getting excited :)

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  7. So par for the course that just about everything goes wrong in the days leading up to a marathon! Best of luck to you this weekend!

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  8. Thanks misszippy....again, I'm indebted to your guest post this morning. That provided instant "runner's prozac" :)

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  9. You had better be in a fat suit or wrapped in bubbles (hahaha) as you're reading this! And I will do my part, and promise not to trip you on Sunday! :)

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  10. Thanks for that promise M! And BTW, I got you some post-race wine and some new cookies (w/ frosting) I found at Crosby's. Hey, its the least I can do for you a) accompanying me on my run, and b) not tripping me!

    :)

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  11. Good luck this weekend! Finish those 26.2 with a SMILE :) Marathons are awesome! Enjoy the pain!

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  12. Good luck at Cape Cod! Bella sounds a lot like Cassie, who has had her routine disrupted BIG time. Can't wait to hear your post-race report! :)

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  13. Bella is a cutie! Is she 100% lab?

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  14. Aw thanks! She's all lab. And her sister lives across the street :)

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